The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Tuba City Unified School District #15

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The story begins in fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri (based on the actual town of Hannibal, Missouri), on the shore of the Mississippi River “forty to fifty years ago” (the novel having been published in 1884). Huckleberry “Huck” Finn (the protagonist and first-person narrator) and his friend, Thomas “Tom” Sawyer, have each come into a considerable sum of money as a result of their earlier adventures (detailed in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). Huck explains how he is placed under the guardianship of the Widow Douglas, who, together with her stringent sister, Miss Watson, are attempting to “sivilize” him and teach him religion. Finding civilized life confining, his spirits are raised somewhat when Tom Sawyer helps him to escape one night past Miss Watson’s slave Jim, to meet up with Tom’s gang of self-proclaimed “robbers.” Just as the gang’s activities begin to bore Huck, he is suddenly interrupted by the reappearance of his shiftless father, “Pap”, an abusive alcoholic. Knowing that Pap would only spend the money on alcohol, Huck is successful in preventing Pap from acquiring his fortune; however, Pap kidnaps Huck and leaves town with him.

The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

One day, after John Longridge leaves for a two-week duck hunting trip, the animals, feeling the lack of their human helpers, set out to try to find their owners, the Hunters.
Adam of the Road

Adam of the Road

Adam is an eleven-year-old boy who wants to become like his father, Roger, and to do so he tries to be the best minstrel in England.
The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Gandalf tricks Bilbo into hosting a party for Thorin and his band of dwarves, who sing of reclaiming the Lonely Mountain and its vast treasure from the dragon Smaug.
Kidnapped

Kidnapped

David is naive but resourceful; his parents have recently died, and he is out to make his way in the world...
Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain

The story begins in the Boston, Massachusetts silversmith shop of Ephraim Lapham, where protagonist Johnny Tremain is a promising apprentice...
The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne′s older sister Margot received an official summons to report to a Nazi work camp in Germany, and on July 6, Anne went into hiding with her father Otto, mother Edith, and sister Margot.

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